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white-out
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Location: ohio

website has the neatest photo of 2 martins by Kathy Freeze. Check it out......
white-out
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Thanks for sharing that! It may help all of us during these trying and scary times! peace!
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C.C.Martins
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Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- Visitors.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
2021- 28 pair. 118 fledged
Home colony: mix natural, super and excluder gourds, enlarged compartment house. All SREH.
Satellite colony: Oso Bay Preserve: 12 PMCA excluder gourds, 6 room trio mini castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
2021: 10 pair, 30 fledged
PMCA member

Thanks for sharing that, Kathy is awesome and a fantastic landlord. I used her snake guard idea and caught three of the darn things, saved our satellite colony I think. They will be on all my systems next season.

One thing that I was told by John barrow- (another fantastic landlord) who knows her, is she once said she's not interested in having a super colony of purple martins...she wanted a super colony of landlords to mentor. That, my friend, speaks volumes to her character.
Tom
PMCA member, believer in nest checks, venting, SREH and pest/predator protection.
white-out
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Thanks for the info....and it appears she is very dedicated. Making better landlords is probably never stagnate. Maybe one day we will cross paths and I can thank her for that photo. peace
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